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Old 02-23-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: IN
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I'm assuming that list means suburbs of those cities (well, the larger ones). Doesn't it? I wouldn't raise a family in Kansas City, KS or MO. Last I heard KCMO's schools were still unaccredited and the superintendent wanted to close half of them. I lived in Las Vegas for a year in the 1990s, and I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. There are some interesting choices, but I'd research them a lot first.
Most urban school districts are not good. This is a well known fact.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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Most urban school districts are not good. This is a well known fact.
While this is generally true, there are some cities that offer good options in terms of public or charter schools. For instance, Buffalo has some of the best magnet high schools probably in the country like City Honors, Hutchinson Central Tech, DiVinci, Emerson School of Hospitality and Middle College, which is a school with a 5 yr. program where you graduate with an Associates degree.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:16 PM
 
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Honolulu, HI is seriously NOT the number one place to raise a family. I just moved back from Oahu in December 2009. I absolutely adore and love hawaii, but with my 2 small children. It's so expensive, you spend your time working so much that you don't even have time to go to the beach. Not only that, this last school year, they implimented a mandatory "friday furlough". This means that there is no school on Friday's any more. This is so they can save money from electricty, teachers pay, and school food. Parents were, and are, outraged. The school system replied, "Either friday's go, or the teachers start to go." Hawaii is already ranked one of the WORST public school systems in the Nation, which is why parents were outraged to lose a day of school. Education aside, Hawaii is also ranked number one in the nation for teen pregnancy, and suicude. I could go on with more...

Again, I do so love Oahu. It's the most beautiful place and I loved living there, but as for the best place to raise a family, I strongly disagree and hope people aren't disillusioned by how much they put into schools per pupil, but see the overall factor of a neglect for the education system. I believe when you are looking for the best place to raise a family, you have to factor in more than beauty and beaches.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Louisville but no Lexington?

That's like saying Milwaukee is safer than Madison, or Harlem safer than Buffalo.

Their schools are meh at best, but the crime is horrid for the region.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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To be honest, outside of San Diego, Anaheim (and All of Orange County, and Bakersfield I guess) I wouldn't want to raise my kids (When I have kids) in California.

It's just not a state I'd want raise a family, too liberal.
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